- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1724 KB
- Print Length: 312 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books (28 Nov. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077FV5V7T
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,397 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Liar's Promise: a spellbinding thriller you won't be able to put down Kindle Edition
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Other reviewers have said this is a gruesome novel, but I must be immune to literary violence because I didn’t find it overly shocking or morbid (gotta wonder what that says about me!). The novel mainly focuses on Chloe’s experiences, as seen through the eyes of her mother and those around her. She is basically a catalyst for a spirit trying to reach out. Peter King, a twisted theatre owner with an obsession with Shakespeare, is the villain of the piece. I found him to be a very well written, complex individual—one of the more unique serial killers I have read about. Among the never-ending flow of crime novels, he does stand out, which is high praise.
After reading Abattoir of Dreams, there were elements of The Liar’s Promise that fell short for me, not to say it wasn’t a good read. The reader is treated to glimpses of King’s victims, which did intensify the horrific nature of his character, however, after the halfway point, we are left wondering what happened to them as the rest of the action centers back on Chloe. This is solved, but I felt like that emotional connection to empathize with his victims was missing.
Readers who enjoy crime novels and thrillers will find Mr. Tilbury’s latest offering interesting and perhaps even thought provoking about what happens to us after we die.
How does a mother protect her child from the unknown? four-year-old Chloe Hollis begins to act very strangely after a visit to the theatre, as her behaviour escalates it appears there is something very sinister a foot, especially when she starts talking about the tall man and death. The author has created some fabulous characters, if you thought Damien from the Omen was scary, then Chloe will terrify you. As for the villain of the piece what a character, evil, warped and highly disturbed don’t even begin to cover it!
I will say one thing for Mark Tilbury he has a unique talent for drawing the reader in, there’s no long drawn out scene setting he just knuckles down and leads the reader straight into the heart of the story. The sense of malice that radiated from each page I read was overwhelming, at one point I had to turn all the lights on as this book rattled me so much which it’s self is testament to the authors writing. As a reader there is nothing more satisfying than picking up a book that captures your imagination, with scenes that can only be described as brutal, gruesome and disturbing, your imagination will go into over drive, and on that note I should mention this may not be the best book for the feint hearted.
Although this book is a fairly grim read, there is a hint of dark humour within its pages which I found surprising, but it’s very much suited to Mark Tilbury’s style of writing. Terrifying and deliciously dark this has to be one of the most original books I have read this year. Yes you will have to suspend belief but in my opinion it’s definitely worth doing so. The Liar’s Promise is twisted and very disturbing and is definitely the most disquieting book I’ve read in a long time. In case you haven’t already guessed I absolutely loved this book, and it has just secured a place on my top reads of 2017 alongside Mark Tilbury’s previous book The Abattoir Of Dreams. I personally can’t wait to see where the authors very vivid imagination takes him next!
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Not my kind of book which may reflect the 2 stars. The characters are annoying and not very likeable, the story has a supernatural element to it and the...Read more
Shallow characters and could not say I enjoyed anything about the book at all.